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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161084
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Closer Look at the Fear Survey Schedule for Children (FSSC-R)
Abstract:
A Closer Look at the Fear Survey Schedule for Children (FSSC-R)
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2006
Author:Driessnack, Martha, PhD, PNP, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Iowa
Title:Post Doctoral Fellow
Contact Address:College of Nursing, 100 Market Street- #309, Des Moines, IA, 50309, USA
Contact Telephone:515-243-7979
Fear is a part of every child's life experience and often critically affects the child's response to health-related interventions and environments. Unidentified fears can have detrimental effects on children's learning, social skills, and self-concept. In addition, unresolved or benumbed fear has been implicated in the development of mental health disorders and violent behavior in children. Assessing and acknowledging children's fears is crucial to early intervention before children manifest these detrimental effects.

The Fear Survey Schedule for Children (FSSC-R) is the most widely recognized self-report measure of fear for children seven to eighteen years of age. As part of a larger mixed-methods [QUAL + quan] study about eliciting information from young children about their fears, the FSSC-R was administered one-on-one to twenty-two school children, ages seven and eight years, of mixed ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The results were compared with existing normative data.

Using independent samples t tests there were no significant differences between the study sample and normative sample on the Total Score, the sub-scale scores for factors Failure & Criticism, The Unknown, Minor Injury & Small Animals, and Medical Fears. However, mean sub-scale scores for the factor Danger & Death and mean Frequency, or overall fearfulness, scores were significantly higher than normative sample scores.

The one-on-one administration of the FSSC-R provided additional information about how the survey was individually processed by the children, including spatial and semantic difficulties. Anecdotal comments from the children provided additional qualitative information for assessing the FSSC-R and raised questions about its use with children in this age group.

This study is part of a doctoral dissertation supported by the OHSU School of Nursing NRSA T32 NR0707061, Dean's Academic Award for Doctoral Dissertation, and an ELCA Colleges and University Administrative Study Grant. [Poster Presentation]
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Closer Look at the Fear Survey Schedule for Children (FSSC-R)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161084-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Closer Look at the Fear Survey Schedule for Children (FSSC-R)</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Driessnack, Martha, PhD, PNP, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Iowa</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Post Doctoral Fellow</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">College of Nursing, 100 Market Street- #309, Des Moines, IA, 50309, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">515-243-7979</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">martha-driessnack@uiowa.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Fear is a part of every child's life experience and often critically affects the child's response to health-related interventions and environments. Unidentified fears can have detrimental effects on children's learning, social skills, and self-concept. In addition, unresolved or benumbed fear has been implicated in the development of mental health disorders and violent behavior in children. Assessing and acknowledging children's fears is crucial to early intervention before children manifest these detrimental effects.<br/><br/>The Fear Survey Schedule for Children (FSSC-R) is the most widely recognized self-report measure of fear for children seven to eighteen years of age. As part of a larger mixed-methods [QUAL + quan] study about eliciting information from young children about their fears, the FSSC-R was administered one-on-one to twenty-two school children, ages seven and eight years, of mixed ethnicity and socioeconomic status. The results were compared with existing normative data. <br/><br/>Using independent samples t tests there were no significant differences between the study sample and normative sample on the Total Score, the sub-scale scores for factors Failure &amp; Criticism, The Unknown, Minor Injury &amp; Small Animals, and Medical Fears. However, mean sub-scale scores for the factor Danger &amp; Death and mean Frequency, or overall fearfulness, scores were significantly higher than normative sample scores.<br/><br/>The one-on-one administration of the FSSC-R provided additional information about how the survey was individually processed by the children, including spatial and semantic difficulties. Anecdotal comments from the children provided additional qualitative information for assessing the FSSC-R and raised questions about its use with children in this age group.<br/><br/>This study is part of a doctoral dissertation supported by the OHSU School of Nursing NRSA T32 NR0707061, Dean's Academic Award for Doctoral Dissertation, and an ELCA Colleges and University Administrative Study Grant. [Poster Presentation]</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:15:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:15:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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